I have this 3 tined rake that hangs outside our side entrance. I use it most days to scratch weeds out of the landscape design or garden. After a day of weeding I put it up for the night and look what was there the next morning, the start of a nest. I said to myself I guess I won’t be weeding with that rake for a while.
Just look; day 2 the bird had finished the nest. So at this point I knew I better leave it and see if the bird actually uses it. I assumed there’s too much activity of coming and going through that door that the bird probably wouldn’t stick around. I had no idea what kind of bird built the nest until I discovered a broken egg.
For sure the nest was made by a Robin and something robbed it and dropped the egg (how sad). I decided to clear the nest from the rake, but though I’d better get online and see if Robin’s are a bird that reuse their nest first. Well I’m glad I did, it said a robin will nest 3-4 times per season and use the same nest every time.
Sure enough theres Ms. Robin once again in the nest. This time I was very careful not to use that entrance, hoping the bird sat on the next longer making it impossible for a predator to steal the eggs. Rerouting the traffic flow of our house worked and mama successfully hatched 4 tiny Robins.
The first day 2 emerged from their shell and the next day the other 2 made their appearance into the world. Look how big the eyes are, at this point I guess they have only a face a mother could love because they’re not very cute yet.
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